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Education Abroad Office

Luxury Management in Italy

Area: Global Classroom
Location: Florence
Country: Italy
Term: Maymester
Faculty and Staff: Karen Edwards and Sandy Strick


*Program participants are required to attend pre-departure instructional sessions (usually one to three), as scheduled by the instructor*

*Students must speak with Karen Edwards or Sandy Strick first before completing an application through the Education Abroad Office.*

Course: HRTM 595-001/RETL 592-001

Dates: 05/7/2024-05/17/2024

Program Contacts: 

HRTM 595-001:


Program Description:

This program is designed to enhance the student’s academic, personal, and cultural learning through the study abroad experience. Students will attend classroom instruction at partner institution, SAI (Florence, IT) various luxury-related business visits and tours. In addition, as an iconic fashion and culinary region, Florence Italy will provide Retailing and HRTM students in particular with a unique opportunity to observe and experience key Italian retailing/designer and hospitality venues and services, as well as important museums, markets, and related businesses which will reinforce and enrich their academic experience. By learning about fashion, food, and other luxury products and services simultaneously, our students will appreciate the uniqueness of international markets and be better prepared as professionals in their respective fields. This program is an ongoing collaboration between the College of HRSM and SAI, with annual junkets.

Application Deadline: March 1

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